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Today's Youth Are Our Future World Leaders
Executive Director, DC Public Charter School Board
In the history of the world, change often starts with the young. Young people look at the world with fresh eyes. They see the world as it is and ask "why?" and imagine a different world and ask "why not?"
Making Healthy Food Children's No. 1 Priority
Internationally-recognized culinary innovator
When I came to this country more than 20 years ago, I wanted to change the world. As a chef, I am always exploring the possibilities of what food -- amazing, delicious, fresh food -- can do for the people of America, the people of the world.
Students Embrace the Business of Social Change
Jo-Ann Tan is the lead architect of +Acumen
"I want to help people!" Maya's* brow wrinkles with frustration as her story tumbles out in fits and starts. Her parents want her to focus on building the skills to run their family business, but she is intent on studying Sociology.
Young People: Changing the World for a Better Tomorrow, Today
Co-Founder/President of Peace First
Young people are not the future. They are the present. And in many ways they are the best hope we have for repairing a world divided by fear, hatred, and violence.
In DC, Each Education Challenge Represents An Opportunity To Innovate
Chancellor, DC Public Schools (DCPS)
We have set the tone in the district over the past several years with a motto of "we are DCPS and we can do this." Over the coming weeks, our students will take the Aspen Challenge head on, and I am going to be squarely in their corner cheering them on.
Denver Public School Students Are Leading, Not Waiting
Superintendent, Denver Public Schools
Across Denver, more than 160 students are meeting in collaborative groups, making plans to answer one of these big questions and do it better than their peers from rival high schools.
Teens, Take Back Your Grocery Aisles
Kirsten Saenz Tobey
Co-Founder, Revolution Foods
Every family deserves equal access to real food. Unfortunately, this remains a dream for many.
Denver Teens Think Deep About the Sea
A common view of science is that it's a cold, unemotional, and fact-driven career. The truth is that many scientists and engineers are driven by a deep and insatiable thirst for discovery and knowledge.
The Next Generation Will Save the Arts
Executive Director, Springboard for the Arts
Having spent some time with the young people involved in the Aspen Challenge in Denver recently, I am inspired and hopeful about the future of the arts, and indeed, the future of our country.
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